Software Requirements and Installation
If you want to use the QCL
web interface to Gaussian
on your own PC you need to install several software tools.
You will need an internet browser. We recommend either
- Netscape Navigator, version 4.0 or later
Do not use Netscape 3 or Internet Explorer 3 or earlier versions.
Furthermore, you need to install a software for viewing molecular
- Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 4.0 or later
Do not use WebLab Viewer 2 or earlier versions.
Install the WebLab Viewer before the internet browser.
Please follow the installation guides of these software packages.
MSI WebLab Viewer Lite 3.1
When you want to display a molecule and you receive a coordinate file
for the first time, you have to specify the location of the executable
of your WebLab Viewer. If you are using a PC that has already been
prepared for QCL, please contact your course instructor,
NOT the QCL administration.
In case you use Netscape Navigator it is also possible to complete
the applications list by hand:
For <pathname> you have to substitute the name of
the path where the executable of your WebLab Viewer is located on
your PC. If the file extension xyz is already in use you
have to first delete the corresponding MIME type in the applications
- Choose "Edit" in the main menu of Netscape Navigator (Communicator)
- Choose "Preferences"
- In the tree of the open window "Preferences" choose
"Applications" (in the branch "Navigator")
- Click the button "New Type"
- In the open window "New Type" fill in
|Description of type
||cartesian coordinates for WebLab
|Application to use
The QCL interface to Gaussian has been tested using
Windows NT 4.0 on a Pentium PC with 64 MB RAM.
QCL should also run on other systems provided that
Netscape Navigator (Communicator) or Microsoft Internet
Explorer as well as MSI WebLab Viewer 3.1 are
Please notify your course instructor or the QCL administrator in case
you run into trouble with the software used in the course.
Contact the course supervisor
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